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    how long to wait to get paid from a gallery?

    Hello everyone.
    I counldn't find anywhere for the information about the length of time that usually takes between selling works through galleries and getting the payment check from the galleries. Is there a standarized waiting period or is it depends on each gallery?

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    I have absolutely no experience in this area but I would think no more than 30 days. A check takes no more than a week to clear and if charged their account should be credited in a day or so. Cash is instant. I would say 2wo weeks would be fair.
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    It depends on the contract you have.

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    Noseoil is right. It depends on the contract you have with the gallery. It should be spelled out how much you make and when you get payment.

    Photography is a great hobby, as soon as you exhibit your work with the idea of selling the work, its a business, treat it as such.

    For me, I've had galleries pay a number of different ways; at the end of the month for sales in that month, 15 days or 30 days. I even had one gallery pay me for a print sold during an opening at the end of the opening.
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    Many galleries, reps, agents and such will pay 30, 60, 90 or even more days AFTER they have themselves been paid. This can run into months where one delivers a print to a gallery and the gallery is having and/or doing the framing, hanging and such. This is particularly true where the end client might be a large corporation with lots of accounts payable bureaucracy.

    Where a special print order is made (as opposed to a print that the gallery has on hand), it is customary to ask for a deposit, 50% is normal. I'd think 50% would cover all expenses at the very least. If not, asking for at least the expenses as the deposit amount is reasonable in most cases.
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    Thank you guys!

    Thanks.
    all Your replies gave me some ideas!
    warmest aloha.
    hyk

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    I have an arrangement with all galleries repping me that states I am to be paid within 30 days from time of sale. In all but extreme cases, all adhere to the agreement.

    Hope this helps,

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